The NGO Ecologistas en Acción awards 48 ‘black flags’ to cases of pollution and mismanagement of the coast

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The organization Ecologists in Action has assigned 48 ‘black flags’ this year to beaches and degraded areas of the coast of the 22 provinces and the two autonomous cities of Spain with a coast, either by pollution or for one bad management environmental.

This is collected in your annual report ‘Black Flags’, whose first edition dates back to 2005. The document analyzes about 8,000 kilometers of coastline in which the cases in which their deterioration is more serious have been highlighted.

This studio is opposed to the 729 ‘blue flags’ awarded this year by the Association for Environmental and Consumer Education (Adeac-FEE), of which 627 were on beaches, 97 in marinas and 5 on sustainable tourist boats.

Ecologistas en Acción has awarded each coastal province, Ceuta and Melilla a ‘black flag’ for environmental pollutionl and another for mismanagement.

In total, 17 ‘black flags’ are for coastal urbanizationsometimes even invading the maritime-terrestrial public domain; 12 for spillsdeficiencies in systems of sanitation and serious problems debugging; six per effects on biodiversity; six per chemical contamination, lighting and/or acoustics; three for accumulation of marine litter; of by dredged and port extensions without justification, and two for other reasons.

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